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McPherson, Kansas – CCCK is excited to announce the offering of two Free Methodist Credentialing Courses, slated to launch on February 15, 2021.
These courses, Free Methodist History & Polity and Introduction to Wesleyan Thought are key classes for those seeking ordination as well as individuals who want to expand their understanding of Free Methodist history and theology.
Leveraging the College’s extensive experience in online learning and robust technology, these classes are designed to meet the learning needs of the modern individual. Courses are asynchronous, providing 24/7 accessibility, allowing learners to engage at their own pace and as time allows. At the same time, the courses are designed in such a way that the College is able to maintain its commitment to a personalized educational experience, which includes guidance from experienced facilitators, ordained in the Free Methodist Church.
To ensure accessibility, the courses are designed to be completed in six weeks and are being offered at a significant tuition reduction rate of only $150 per class.
Central, founded and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church (FMC-USA.), has a rich and longstanding history of training and equipping students with the skills, knowledge, and experience to become active members of their churches as pastors and lay members. In 1991, under the guidance of Dr. Bruce C. Johnson, the College began offering its first four-year program, the Bachelor of Science in Ministry. Its emergence was inspired by Dr. Johnson’s vision to equip individuals for active service in the cause of Christ.
Now, thirty years later, the department continues to remain focused on its mission to prepare individuals for effective ministry. This time, recognizing the unique needs and resources of the 21st Century, the department is focused on providing flexible, low-cost, Christ-Centered options for those who may find attending residential classes impractical, especially those seeking ordination or credentialing.
Dr. Mindi Cromwell, the Chair of the Ministry and Theology Department and Chaney Lecturer, shared,
Women and men preparing for ministry in the Free Methodist Church now have a unique opportunity to study the history, polity, and theology of our Wesleyan roots with trained scholars who are also dedicated FM ministers and trained scholars—all from the comfort of home!
Academic Dean, Dr. Jacob Kaufman shared this about Dr. Cromwell and this new program,
Dr. Mindi Cromwell’s experience within the Free Methodist denomination and her role as Ministry and Theology Chair is a perfect fit for this new initiative. We here at CCCK are thrilled to leverage our online education platform to come alongside individuals seeking to advance their theological and ministerial competence.
The program will launch in February 2021, with Free Methodist History & Polity. For more information about the Credentialing Courses go to centralchristian.edu/fmcc.
ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up. For more information on FMC-USA go to fmcusa.org.